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2012-02-07 14:40:32

New evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommend considering individual patients' risk of thrombosis when deciding for or against the use of preventive therapies for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Specifically, the Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, published in the February issue of the journal CHEST, focus on...

2012-02-07 14:37:49

Oral contraceptives, sitting in a window seat, advanced age, and pregnancy increase DVT risk in long-distance travelers New evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) address the many risk factors for developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clot, as the result of long-distance travel. These risk factors include the use of oral contraceptives, sitting in a window seat, advanced age, and pregnancy. The Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of...

2012-02-03 08:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog is expanding its national investigation of the birth control drugs called Yaz and Yasmin given increasing evidence these drugs may be responsible for serious pulmonary embolism's, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, strokes and other serious side affects with users. According to the New York Times, "In September of 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cited Bayer for running misleading television commercials, and for not following proper quality-control...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog is calling its Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic version of these birth control pills called Ocella, their most important women's health care initiative ever. The group says, "If a user of the birth control pills called Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic version Ocella has had a pulmonary embolism, a heart attack, stroke, blood clotting, or other severe medical complications, while taking these birth control pills, we want to know about it. We are hearing horror stories from the...

2012-01-11 10:16:47

Linda Flinterman of Leiden University, the Netherlands and colleagues report in this week's PLoS Medicine on the long-term mortality rate for individuals who have experienced a first venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. They describe an ongoing elevated risk of death for individuals who had experienced a venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism as compared to controls, for up to eight years after the event. The authors say: "To our knowledge, this has been the first study to calculate...

2012-01-10 10:13:08

The anticoagulant dabigatran is associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) or acute coronary syndrome in a broad spectrum of patients when tested against some other medicines, according to a study published Online First by the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Clinicians should consider the potential of these serious harmful cardiovascular effects with use of dabigatran," the study concludes. Dabigatran etexilate was...

2012-01-09 14:31:15

A Rush University Medical Center led international research team has announced that a treatment to prevent bleeding episodes in children with hemophilia A also is effective for adolescents and adults. The preventive therapy will “optimize care for hemophilia patients of all ages by stopping unexpected bleeding events that can have a detrimental impact on the lives of patients,” said Dr. Leonard Valentino, director of the Rush Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center and principal...

2011-12-15 07:55:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Blood clots are a well-known and serious complication of cancer treatment, and according to a study, 78 percent of the time they occur when a person is out of the hospital. This data is striking because, until now, outpatients had not been systematically studied and previous data gathered on the incidence of blood clots was mostly from hospitalized patients, who tend to be sicker. However, with a shift toward outpatient cancer treatment, future efforts to prevent...


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